1747 Isaac Whitelock VIP Lancaster PA Quaker Family Genealogy Antique Book yqz
First Edition Journal of the life of Thomas Story Auction Ending March 16, 2015 11:18 PM EST http://yqz.me/Quaker_history
In this auction, we have an awesome estate find! Up for your bidding pleasure, is an old family book tracing the lineage of the Whitelock family of Pennsylvania and Delaware. Isaac Whitelock was a preeminent Lancaster Quaker and businessman with many handwritten records within including recordsof the passing of this book from descendant to descendant. Whitelock was one of Lancaster’s architects being a huge land owner. He owned a brewery, a tannery and was a landlord. Beginning with Isaac Whitelock born in 1712, the inside front pages are listed with hand-written birth and death accounts of the descendants of the Whitelocks. In addition, a customized ex-libris is found on the inside front cover of John C. Mendenhall, a descendant of Whitelock and previous owner of this book.
The book is titled, ” Journal of the life of Thomas Story, containing an account of his remarkable convincement of and embracing the principles of truth as held by the people called Quakers and also of his travels and labours in the service of the gospel, with many other occurrences and observations.” Published in 1747 by Newcastle upon Tyne : Printed by Isaac Thompson.
This large tome measures approx. 13.75 x 9 x 2.5 and weighs over 6 pounds! The hardcover book is bound in old calf and each page is old, laid paper. The front cover is detached from the spine, cover is worn and rubbed with multiple scuffing on the spine, foxing and toning for inside pages, and overall antiquated wear from over 265 years of existence! However, the spine and binding remain intact, so no loose pages apparent. Please make sure to check all of our photos for specifics. An absolutely delightful antique book on its own, but even better with important genealogical lineage. Happy Bidding!
From freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry website (GREAT site!):
Isaac WHITELOCK (128) was born on 12 Nov 1712 in of Yorkshire, England. He immigrated in 1740/41 to Delaware. He moved between 1743 and 1745 to Lancaster, PA. He signed a will on 1 May 1779 in Wilmington, New Castle Co, DE. He died before 9 Sep 1781 in of Wilmington, New Castle, DE. He had an estate probated on 9 Sep 1781 in Borough of Wilmington, New Castle, DE. (129) He was a brewer. of Yorkshire and Delaware
Isaac Whitelock was a Quaker. He was born on Nov. 12, 1712 and he appears to have come to Lancaster between 1743 and 1745. In 1757 he owned a lot on the SW corner of Orange and Duke Streets, running southward to Grant Street, and containing on Orange Street 64 feet 4 1/2 inches, and in depth by Duke Street 252 feet. He also owned at least two other lots situated on the north side of Orange Street, and in addition, a lot on South Price Street, on which he built a brewery and a tannery. The latter is where the Stevens House now stands. He was Chief Burgess of the Borough in 1752, and Assistant Burgess in 1759 and 1760 and in 1765 and 1766. He also served as Treasurer of the Borough. He was one of the original members of the Union Fire Company, and when in 1754 the Quakers built their meeting house in Lancaster he was one of the trustees. He contributed thereto the largest subscription, namely 100 pounds. Leaving Lancaster he went to live with some of his children in or near Wilmington, and here he died about 1784 or 1785. He was succeeded in the tannery business by his son, Daniel.
Quaker Arrivals in Philadelphia 1682-1750
p. 108 Certificates of Removal
Isaac Whitelock, dated 12 mo. 18, 1740-1, from Brighouse Mo. Mtg. held at Leeds, England. He returns to Pennsylvania. Origianl on file. Received 5 mo. 31, 1741.
Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 8 lbs 6 oz in a 18 x 13 x 6